was a very satisfying issue. It’s very dense, filled with action, intrigue and
humor, and for the first time a long time, I feel I got my money’s worth.
Ivy (and some supporting players whose names I never bothered to learn) are on
a road trip to Florida when they get into a little trouble along the way. Stopping
for a night of rest and to fill their bellies, they can’t pass up the
opportunity to win their meal, courtesy of Clash o’ the Karaoke. But Ivy’s
pulchritudeness incites bad behavior, leading to a few hours in the local
Then it’s on
to Casa de Quinzel, and a visit with Harleen’s parents and three brothers.
There appears to be a slight dialogue balloon mishap, but no doubt it will be
fixed in time for the trade. The road trip then makes a slight detour to the
home of scribes Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (nice digs) before wrapping
up off the sunny shores of Florida.
John Timms is fabulous as always. A few panels I see a bit of Neal Adams
influence, but I could be mistaken.
Then again, who HASN’T Neal Adams
influenced. The Palmiotti/Conner sequence was drawn by Chad Hardin, who does
excellent work. I’d like to see him on a regular book again real soon.
The issue of
the supporting players whose names I never bothered to learn is addressed
within the book, and perhaps future issues will see a slight reduction in cast.
Meanwhile, new readers can look forward to Harley
Quinn #35 being a good jumping on point.